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17 09, 2017

For Those of You That Like Do-Overs

By | 2017-09-17T19:21:45+00:00 September 17th, 2017|good fiction|0 Comments

Kate Atkinson’s hefty story, Life After Life, can make a reader dizzy, even while sitting in a solid, comfy chair. It follows the life of Ursula Todd, a British banker’s daughter, born on a snowy night back in the days when people sang songs like “By the Light of the Silvery Moon.” The trick about this “life” of Ursula’s is that she dies and [...]

6 08, 2017

You’ll Want To Star in This Movie

By | 2017-08-06T19:46:42+00:00 August 6th, 2017|good fiction|0 Comments

Continuing with Mormon authors this week, I present The Rules in Rome by A.L. Sowards. The story begins when a pack of Allied soldiers ambush a German officer’s car bounding along the road in Italy. As the men examine the dead officer now slumped in the seat, they notice how thoroughly he resembles one of their own, Bastien Ley. Daringly, Bastien assumes the dead [...]

18 12, 2016

We Love Winston Churchill

By | 2016-12-29T23:56:11+00:00 December 18th, 2016|good nonfiction, soups|0 Comments

We can be assured that Winston Churchill was truly a lion of history, not only because books about him run more than a thousand pages. I just finished reading The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Defender of the Realm by William Manchester (1183 pages) and isn't it pretty good proof of Churchill's lion-ness that it took three books for the author to adequately cover Sir Winston’s eventful [...]

22 05, 2016

Name One Thing We Don’t Know About You

By | 2016-12-29T23:56:15+00:00 May 22nd, 2016|brownies, cookies, good nonfiction, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Well, we all know that you’re a mom of three enviable children. Or a nurse. Or a grad student with a super-interesting major. But maybe you’re tired of everybody thinking that’s all you’re about. You wish we'd sit beside you a little longer and ask more questions. Then you could admit that you played accordion in a family band. (Or maybe you don’t want us to know about [...]